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At Last, Grownups Get Their Own Dating Show, ‘The Golden Bachelor’

ABC announces a new ‘Bachelor’ spinoff for AARP-age people longing for love


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If you like the reality shows The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, get ready for the most intriguing spinoff of all: The Golden Bachelor, focusing on, you guessed it, seniors looking for love.

The show will premiere this fall on ABC, right after Dancing with the Stars on Monday nights.

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The airdate hasn't been announced yet, but here’s what the studio says you’ll see: “One hopeless romantic is given a second chance at love in the search for a partner with whom to share the sunset years of life. The women arriving at the mansion have a lifetime of experience, living through love, loss and laughter, hoping for a spark that ignites a future full of endless possibilities. In the end, will our Golden man turn the page to start a new chapter with the woman of his dreams?”

He will if he knows what's good for him. There's no word yet on who the soon-to-be-popular single silver fox will be, nor his potential rose recipients.

It's high time we got this show. The producers announced auditions for it in February 2020, but it was delayed by COVID-19. It may be that the Hollywood writer’s strike has made producers finally decide to green-light a reality show that doesn’t require writers to be a likely success.

It’s a show that lots of grownups will be glued to. The Hollywood Reporter reports that ABC is a great place for a show featuring love-seekers over 60: The median age for the network’s viewers is 61, and more than 40 percent of people who watch The Bachelor are over 55.

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